Project Will Benefit Residents And Visitors Alike

A new pedestrian walkway is being built in the Onslow County town of Swansboro.

The walkway will run three-fourths of a mile along the south side of Highway 24.

"This long-anticipated improvement will link businesses along our gateway corridor and community amenities such as Municipal Park to our beautiful downtown district and our waterfront access areas there,” said Swansboro Mayor Scott Chadwick. “We hope that this project – the largest of its kind in Swansboro’s history - will be just the first step in an ongoing effort to improve pedestrian routes within our community.”

Officials say the project costs $300,000. A federal grant provided $152,000 of that amount. The walkway should be completed in two months. Sunland Builder of Cape Carteret is building the walkway.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 26, 2009 at 10:17 AM
    I thought the state was in debt? How is it that they want to spend at a time they have no money? Oh, just remembered, democrats run this state. I guess after the sidewalk gets wiped out in a hurricane, they will just put in another one. They are putting in concrete which can be displaced by "the sea". This is why the old timers put in wood since it could be rebuilt for less money after the damage. If Swansboro wants this, why are the rest of us paying for it?
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 26, 2009 at 04:53 AM
    Bob; If the sidewalk in question goes from bar to bar, it would seem they could pay for it with the additional 'sin tax' they want to implement. :)
  • by Michael C. Location: Dillsboro on Jan 24, 2009 at 08:08 PM
    Can a sentence possibly get any longer! Geez,Take a breath! By the way,to whomever said it...schools get enough money and no matter what they get it's NEVER enough.I thought that was why the LOTTERY was put into place..NO?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2009 at 04:17 PM
    give the money to the schools, and stop trying to scam the american people.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 24, 2009 at 03:34 PM
    Bob, I doubt Senator Basnight has a house in Swansboro. He already lives in a quaint little coastal community called Manteo, NC.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jan 24, 2009 at 03:01 PM
    I want to admit I made an error in my calculations in my last comment. The cost for a 300 square foor area would only be $5681.25. I was carrying on a conversation at the same time I was putting in my comment. These numbers sound much more in line.
  • by Bob Location: Stella on Jan 24, 2009 at 01:46 PM
    I wonder if Marc Basnight has a house there. I imagine that there will be a lot of sinners walking on that side walk. It goes from Bar to Bar. I don't think that they dig. I believe, they only form with 2x4s and then pour. That's how they did Atlantic Beach.
  • by robert Location: newport on Jan 24, 2009 at 01:35 PM
    To all the comments below: Are you thinking that something smells fishy in the little town of Swansboro? (Onslow County)of course. NO, Please don't tell me that our very own local government is corrupt. I'm surprized.
  • by voter Location: nc on Jan 24, 2009 at 12:44 PM
    recession over?? no more need to cut expenses ??
  • by Moderator Location: WITN on Jan 24, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    You are absolutely right. Swansboro is in Onslow County. We regret the error.
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